Las Vegas’ Old Spanish Trail Park holds historical significance. The Old West-themed park is located on a section of the Spanish Trail at 8150 Tara Ave. near Buffalo Drive and West Sahara Avenue. The trail marked the first commercial use of a trail and opened the West up to people looking for a better life. The site of the Old Spanish Trail Park was once traversed by men on pack mules more than 175 years ago. The Old Spanish Trail served as a necessary trade route between California and Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 1829 to 1848. In the early 1830s outlaws and horse thieves used the remote trail to drive thousands of stolen horses through the desert. John C. Fremont’s report and map brought the Old Spanish Trail to light, and from there, it became a popular route for southwest travelers. Educational displays at the new Old Spanish Trail Park tell the story of the trail, its travelers and the area’s historical significance to Clark County. The park was dedicated by Clark County on Nov. 15, 2008. For more information, please visit ClarkCountyNV.gov.